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El Camino Trees vs. Caltrans Safety project

Funding has been appropriated to Caltrans for a major infrastructure project between Bellevue and Oak Grove Avenues that would install a fifth lane (a turn channel on both sides of the highway) for turning (east and west) into Floribunda. There … Continue reading

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Caltrain Begins 150th Birthday Year Festivities With A Trip To 1863 What: Caltrain will kick off a year-long celebration of 150 years of railroad service between San Francisco and San Jose with the re-enactment of an historic picnic that took place … Continue reading

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On Sunday, September 29, ‘Paint Burlingame’ took place. The following are some of the images of the event, as well samples of artwork created with Burlingame serving as inspiration, during the one day painting event- ENJOY! Check out a video … Continue reading

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California luminaries Ethel Crocker and A.P. Giannini come to life as portrayed by popular performers Chuck and Cynthia Arella— Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm, Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library The Burlingame Library, Library Foundation and Burlingame Historical Society … Continue reading

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Burlingame Casualties of War Since WWII

The Burlingame Historical Society undertook a research project in 2013 to identify the town’s war memorials and then identify the names of those who died in military activities during war.  Over forty men and women from Burlingame who were lost … Continue reading

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Where did our street names come from?

NOTE: There are NO “streets” in Burlingame! (Main Street was the only exception, and it is long gone.) -August 4, 1922, pg. 1 Burlingame Advance reported:  There are 40 miles of paved streets in Burlingame ADELINE DRIVE: (Burlingame) named in honor of Adeline … Continue reading

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McKinley School

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The “First Lady” of our Schools It all began just after the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco when Burlingame’s population skyrocketed from about 200 residents before the quake, to around 1000 in 1907. At that time, the children of Burlingame were … Continue reading

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Burlingame High Panther

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The “Burlingame High Panther” Lockheed P-38 was financed with the support of $173,000 in war bonds and stamps raised by Burlingame High students. (Click to enlarge.)

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Burlingame High School

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Opened in 1923 as the San Mateo High School, Burlingame Branch, the current Burlingame High school was designed by prolific school architect William Weeks.

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Easton Library

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      The Easton Library building was originally the home of the North Burlingame Woman’s Club. It opened on September 23, 1927 and over the next twenty years the club was used as a venue for meetings, dramatic productions, … Continue reading